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New to the bee world.
« on: August 29, 2007, 08:31:56 PM »
Hello, my son and I are interested in getting into the bees. We live in SE Colorado and have just ordered are first hives, no bees yet. I found a beekeeper in the area and he has been a great help in answering all my questions and getting started. Tried some of his honey and now I fdont want any from the store. Just wanted to say Hi!

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Re: New to the bee world.
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007, 09:45:27 PM »
Hi Shawn
Welcome to the Beemaster forum! My son and I took up Beekeeping last year.We have learned a lot,but are eager to learn a lot more.You will always find a helping hand here if you need it.
Come back often!                                                          Ken

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Re: New to the bee world.
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 02:43:13 PM »
welcome.  you guys are really smart to learn before you start.  i sure would have avoided a lot of mistakes if i'd spent some time in a bee yard before i started!  also great that your son is interested.  it's a great family thing.
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Re: New to the bee world.
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2007, 10:22:09 AM »
Shawn, a little late, but welcome!!!  Great that you are doing a family thing with your son, you're going to love the world of bees (and our forum).  Have a wonderful day, beauty of a life.  Cindi
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Re: New to the bee world.
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2007, 12:05:21 PM »
Welcome Shawn,  plenty of advice for newbees throughout the forum.   One thing that is often overlooked is the value of having a marked queen.
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Re: New to the bee world.
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2007, 01:54:44 PM »
Welcome to the forum!!!!
THAT's ME TO THE LEFT JUST 5 YEARS FROM NOW!!!!!!!!

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Re: New to the bee world.
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2007, 10:22:38 PM »
Welcome, welcome!
No, supermarket honey never tastes the same.

Just wait till you get the bees and the obsession kicks in on high!  You'll have a whole yard full of hives!  It happened to me....

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